Chapter 985: The Price of Greed
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
The Blood-Eyed Black Wolves were one of the descendants of a pure-blooded Sirius. In the entire Grand Celestial World, they were infamous for their bloodthirstiness and their lust.
Under the Heavenly Charms Grand Sage, they became a lot more restrained. However, their fundamental nature did not change.
While she knew about it, Yue Hongyan still faced the group of wolves pouncing at her with bright, almond-shaped eyes. Her thin, sharp eyebrows were arched, and she gave off a terrifying killing aura.
The Royal Extermination Pole-Ax in her hands cut a solitary line through the void and then struck out like a bolt of lightning. It was impossibly fast as it pierced right through the first Demonic Lord stage black wolf that pounced onto her!
Yue Hongyan used her Flashing Electro-Star Holy Spear rapidly as she killed two more Demonic Lord stage wolves. At that moment, the Blood Mane Grand Sage was before her as he attempted to chomp down on her head.
Looking at the Blood Mane Grand Sage, Yue Hongyan arched her eyebrows and the rage in her eyes grew even more. Her Flashing Electro-Star Holy Spear was replaced by the Unstoppable Thunderstorm Spear. She did not try to dodge as she stabbed at the mouth of the Blood Mane Grand Sage!
Green and black light swirled as a crazy amount of thunder congregated into a thick, large pole-ax. Had the blow made contact, she would have smashed the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s head into a bloody pulp.
“Your two magic treasures were able to harness the power of the stars. If we devour them, it would be very helpful.”
The Blood Mane Grand Sage roared as he twisted his neck suddenly. He dodged Yue Hongyan’s spear and he chomped at her from up front. With his teeth, he was able to grab onto the Royal Extermination Pole-Ax.
Black light flashed on top of the Royal Extermination Pole-Ax and thunder boomed off it. The spear continued to thrust forward as it gritted against the teeth of the Blood Mane Grand Sage. Sparks of lightning crackled in mid-air.
As Yue Hongyan wielded her spear, she took in a deep breath and blood coursed even faster through her veins. It was as if there was a tsunami coursing through her blood vessels.
Compared to the Blood Mane Grand Sage, Yue Hongyan was extremely small. However, her tiny frame burst forth like a volcano with a terrifying amount of power. She heaved with her two shoulders and like an ant carrying a mountain, she was able to lift the gigantic Blood Mane Grand Sage up!
The pole-ax trembled under her force and the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s body shook in mid-air too. The huge amount of power trembled so violently till the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s teeth were sore from biting onto the pole-ax. He almost let go.
“How could an Intermediate Nascent Soul Stage cultivator possess such power?” The Blood Mane Grand Sage was shocked. He did not dare to slow down. His needle-like fur stood up and a bloody fog began to spew forth from his body, which then turned into a sea of blood.
In the sea of blood, there were countless souls of humans and demons, which rushed towards Yue Hongyan in unison.
The Seven Merciless Stars Armor on Yue Hongyan shone brightly. Purple light flashed like knives as they sliced at their surroundings and destroyed the oncoming souls.
Here, Li Yuanfang started to use the spell formation too. A black tornado and waves of formless Nine Heaven Formless Squalls came right at the Blood Mane Grand Sage. The black tornado suppressed his ability to think as the Nine Heaven Formless Squalls sliced at his body.
A rusty, yellow clock could be seen in the black tornado. The clock started to chime and with each chime, the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s demon soul felt as if it was being squashed under a huge weight. That was Li Yuanfang’s Soul-Repressing Clock.
As Li Yuanfang was not yet in his Immortal Soul stage, he was unable to maximize its powers. However, by combining it with the Black Nightmare Saint-Trapping Soul Formation, its powers were indeed extraordinary.
Not only was the Blood Mane Grand Sage affected, the other Blood-Eyed Black Wolves too were knocked dizzy.
The Six-Horned Divine Monkeys and Golden-Feathered Great Rocs were in a similar plight. In such an environment, the Golden-Feathered Great Rocs were unable to use their advantage in speed.
However, as Li Yuanfang focused all his attention on the Blood Mane Grand Sage, the Crimson Grand Sage had it easier. Golden light came battering down on Li Yuanfang’s spell formation like rain.
As Li Yuanfang sat in the center of the spell formation, his expression was unimaginably cold. He performed spell gestures with his two hands rapidly as he used the power of the spell formation and the Soul-Repressing Clock against the Blood Mane Grand Sage.
While Zhu Yi’s Great Sun Avatar was still trying open the passageway into the Small Divine Lands World, he turned around to look at the Blood Mane Grand Sage and the Crimson Grand Sage who were in the center of the spell formation.
He reached out with his hand and performed a gesture. The shadow of a dragon appeared in the void. It roared and then, Li Yuanfang sat on top of it.
With the help of Zhu Yi’s Soaring Dragon Spell, spiritual energy started to appear on the top of his head. Then, they turned into a giant that shimmered in and out of existence. One could only see that it had four faces and eight arms and that it was extremely intimidating.
When the giant appeared, Li Yuanfang was able to better control and manipulate the spell formations.
When Luo Qingwu heard the words of the Blood Mane Grand Sage, she was briefly taken aback. Then, she smiled as if she had heard a joke, “He!”
She took a step back and she summoned a shadow, which appeared by her side. The shadow resembled her perfectly.
Her supernatural awareness, her mana and her appearance were identical to her. The only difference was the shadow’s mastery, which was in the Beginner Nascent Soul Stage.
Luo Qingwu herself waved and the Xuanche Sword appeared in the hands of her Soul-Imprinted Avatar. The Soul-Imprinted Avatar was telepathically connected to her. She rushed forward with her sword and attacked using the Nine Yin Vast Ocean Sword.
The black, brutal seawater turned into the blade of a sword and as the Soul-Imprinted Avatar lashed out with her sword, a dark, icy-blue sword radiance shone. A faint, white light could be seen in the vast, black ocean water.
The churning waves suddenly stopped and turned to ice. However, they were not black glaciers but white ones instead.
After Luo Qingwu used her Nine Yin Vast Ocean Sword, the sword then turned into the Ten Terrestrial Yin-Terminating Sword.
The glacier then turned into huge, ice sword as it cut a wide swathe in front of it, sending the demons in furious retreat. Those who could not dodge it were turned into ice immediately. Then, they crumbled into dust.
Luo Qingwu herself, stood behind her Soul-Imprinted Avatar. Her gaze was focused on the Blood Mane Grand Sage whom Yue Hongyan was fighting. A half-smile crossed her face. This expression slightly resembled that of her master, Lin Feng.
She raised her right hand and a thick, bamboo cane appeared in mid-air. On the emerald-green bamboo cane, one could see fire flickering on it.
As Luo Qingwu waved her hand, the bamboo started to shrink. Finally, it was only about a few inches long. When it landed in her hand, it was if she was holding the handle of a sword without a blade.
Luo Qingwu’s right hand held the Seven Treasures Bamboo Fire Cane and she pointed it at the Blood Mane Grand Sage. Her left hand took the shape of a sword gesture as she said, “Strike!”
On the other end of the Seven Treasures Bamboo Fire Cane, a fire appeared. It was a great, green flame. This was one of the Seven Primordial Fires of the world, the True Torch of Kṣitigarbha!
The green flames concentrated on the end of the Seven Treasures Bamboo Fire Cane and started to shrink.
The green fires danced less and less and finally, it appeared to have concentrated into something solid.
From action to inaction, like the vast, green earth, this was the strongest form of the True Torch of Kṣitigarbha. Right now, it was at its most concentrated form.
Under Luo Qingwu’s control, the True Torch of Kṣitigarbha gradually took the shape of a blade. However, its tip was only about 20 inches long.
As Luo Qingwu wielded the Seven Treasures Bamboo Fire Cane as a sword handle, the ‘blade’ of the sword was made from green flames. It was as if she was wielding a short sword.
Soon afterwards, the tip of the green flame started to shine with a different-colored fire. Now, the fire was the pure-white Pure Yang Primordial Fire.
The milky-white Pure Yang Primordial Fire started to concentrate at the tip of the True Torch of Kṣitigarbha. Then, it extended forward as it gradually enveloped the sword tip formed from the True Torch of Kṣitigarbha. Finally, it became a sword blade about 20 inches long.
The sword made from fire in Luo Qingwu’s hand was now about 40 inches long. Its back half was green and its front half was white. The distinction was clear.
Afterwards, a pure-gold Grand Sun Primordial Flame started to blaze too. It became the third segment to the blade. The blazingly-bright light from the sun continued to shrink and finally, it turned into a pure-gold, almost transparent blade.
The three segments of the blade quickly condensed. Then, a fourth segment made from the Nanming Primordial Fire, started to condense into a blade too. However, unlike the other three, it condensed much slower. Inch by inch, centimeter by centimeter, it slowly took shape.
While it was slow, it was firm and unmovable. Finally, it took a concrete shape.
In the green, milky-white, pure-gold and golden lights that shone, one could see red and blue light as well. Luo Qingwu used the Seven Treasure Bamboo Fire Cane as the handle and the four primordial fires as the blade to form a longsword about 80 inches long. It was pointed straight at the Blood Mane Grand Sage.
“Even with the Seven Treasures Bamboo Fire Cane, it is still hard to form this 80-inch-long blade,” said Luo Qingwu with a smile. Then, she waved her right hand and the activated the longsword in her hand. In pitch-black darkness, this sword left long tails of flames behind as she wielded it. It sliced straight at the Blood Mane Grand Sage!
The terrifying aura it generated made even the Blood Mane Grand Sage, an Undying Demon Soul Second Level demon, narrow his pupils in shock. Color drained from his face.
This was Luo Qingwu’s Seven Fires Sky-Reaching Sword of her Great Four Appearances Saint-Slaying Sword!
She controlled the fires through her sword and as her blade grew longer and longer, its powers stacked. While it was not as powerful as Xiao Yan’s Heaven Fire Lotus, which combined the powers of all the Seven Great Primordial Fires, it was still terrifying. With her Seven Treasure Bamboo Fire Cane, Luo Qingwu was able to control the primordial fires and maximize the potential of this magic treasure.
Under these circumstances, even though she was only in her Nascent Soul Stage, the Seven Treasure Fire Bamboo Cane’s powers would reach an unimaginable level. It was as if an Immortal Soul Stage cultivator was wielding it.
It could not change as quickly as the Heavenly Wind Formless Sword, nor did it engulf a huge area like the Nine Yin Vast Ocean Sword. However, in terms of pure destructive powers, it was Luo Qingwu’s most powerful move!
The Blood Mane Grand Sage sought to retreat. However, Yue Hongyan wielded her pole-ax with more and more aggression. The terrifying killing aura came crashing down at him.
Coupled with Li Yuanfang’s spell formation that was suppressing him, the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s soul felt trapped. He could barely move.
As the Seven Fires Sky-Reaching Sword came crashing down, the Blood Mane Grand Sage could only forcibly twist his body to dodge. However, his back legs were still struck.
Compared to the giant frame of the Blood Mane Grand Sage, the Seven Fires Sky-Reaching Sword was no bigger than a strand of hair. However, the moment he touched it, its fearsome power burst forth.
Green, milky-white, and needle-like golden light, as well as gold fire intermixed with blue and red, blazed intensely. These fires rose and fell like the waves and possessed an immense, destructive power. With a powerful sword will pushing it, it turned into a heaven-destroying giant sword. Straightway, it sliced the Blood Mane Grand Sage’s rear legs and tail clean off!
The huge chunk of flesh and blood were instantly reduced to nothing by the intense flames!